Newark and Sherwood has been placed in a “high” level of risk category

Newark and Sherwood will have further Covid-19 restrictions imposed, after the Government announced the county of Nottinghamshire has been placed in a “high” level of risk category.

The changes form part of a new system of local Covid-19 alert levels set out by the Government, in which different parts of England will be placed into “medium”, “high” and “very high” alert levels.

Restrictions imposed will include not mixing with other households indoors unless you have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants. The rule of six will still apply to those outdoors, where the risk of the virus spreading is deemed to be lower.

The Government is expected to give further details over the coming days about what the new restrictions mean and any new laws which may need to be implemented as a result. The restrictions will come into force by Wednesday this week.

This will be kept under constant review, and in particular in areas where the levels are particularly high. Businesses will remain under the same restrictions which are already in place, which includes the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars.

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